Participation, Competition, Engagement: Reviving and Improving Public Funding

  • September 01, 2003

With the Republican President and two major Democratic presidential candidates rejecting, or thinking of rejecting, public financing for their primary campaigns, the post-Watergate system of financing presidential nominations is in grave jeopardy. But after a year of study, a blue ribbon Campaign Finance Institute Task Force has concluded that the system should be saved and improved.

The 121-page Task Force report includes extensive data and cost-estimates for other approaches, in an effort to further public debate.